Hi All -
New to this board… I’ve been reading through a ton of posts - mostly the pitching mechanics thread. I have to say I find all the information very beneficial - I only wish I had run across it earlier.
Like many on this board - I’ve been playing baseball since I could walk… I’ve always had a farily strong arm (been clocked 80-83), but was never really taught proper mechanics - at least from a pitching standpoint. My mechanics finally caught up to me last year, pitching in 25+ league. I’m not sure what is wrong w/the shoulder yet - but I know something is torn.
Anyway, I got this idea… since I’m teaching my 3 boys baseball, and they are just beginning to learn how to throw. I figured, why don’t I start throwing lefty - see how long it takes. Use the information that I’ve read in the posts and try to apply them. Well, I’ve been throwing every other day for the last couple of months. It was extremely awkward at first, but I have to say I’m very pleased with my progess thus far. I certainly have to continue to work on the shoulder/hip seperation, and push off/thrusting off back leg (left leg not as strong). A couple more months and I’ll post some video, that I hope to get pointers from you all…
The one thing I’m concerned about, and was wondering your input…
I dislocated my left shoulder 5x’s before having surgery to keep it in place… I’m wodering if I’m going to be limited on my velocity, because I may not be able to get much external rotation w/the surgery - any thoughts.
Thanks alot, look forward to reading more posts